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What Does It Really Mean to Be Proactive at Work?

The word proactive is often tossed around in the workplace with little context. If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to assume you’ve heard it. Perhaps you’ve even been instructed to “be more proactive.” But you may be wondering what it really means to be proactive at work. This is the...

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How to Be Proactive About Career Success

Here’s something that happens to me at least several times a month: I get an email from a blog reader. It usually contains a very long, very elaborate description of his or her career problem. And then, at the very end, the person says something along the lines of, “What do you think I should do?...

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How to Be Proactive at Work: My 5 Step System

Let's take a few minutes to look critically at your actions in the workplace. Do you react to the events happening around you or do you take initiative to prepare for, participate in and/or control the events? Do you take an active or passive role? Do you think in terms of the present or do you...

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